Monday, November 11, 2013

KINKED by Thea Harrison Earns 4.5♥s


(Elder Races, #6)

by Thea Harrison

Kinked by Thea Harrison
Rating: 4.5♥s Excellent / Highly Recommended
Audience: Adult
Sensuality: Hot
Length: Novel
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2013

My recap:

Passionate Hate …

Harpy Sentinel Aryal is convinced that new Sentinel Quentin Caeravorn is a criminal. She has investigated him for two years, but has been unable to pin anything on him. She takes every opportunity she can to fight with him.

Quentin has reached his limit with Aryal's harassment. But he and Aryal have one fight too many. Dragos has had enough. He sends them together on a mission to the dead Elven land of Numenlaur.

They vow to kill each other.

Turns Into Passion

When forced together, passionate hate turns to explosive passion. But can they work together to defend the Wyr from a deadly threat?

My thoughts:

Thea Harrison faced a tough job taking an unsympathetic character, Aryal, and turning her into a heroine. She succeeded beautifully. This in spite of the fact that in the opening scene Aryal hates two characters I've always liked, Pia and Quentin. But Harrison first wins me over when Aryal ends up falling to the Power of the peanut. And then throughout the book we end up seeing a side of her that we've never seen before. I'm not going to go overboard, though. All is not hearts and butterflies. She is and will always be brash and abrasive. But we can now love her for it.

Quentin's character takes a turn for the worse when he's around Aryal. We discover that he has a side to him that doesn't pull a punch in a fight against a woman. But when he pushes her in the end, we love him for it.

Oh, and he's dead sexy.

And a bit twisted. But I'll let you discover that for yourself.

The book moves along quickly, with suspense, mystery, sexual tension, passion, and mortal danger all crammed onto the pages. It's a page-turner that you won't want to put down. I was sorry to see the book end, but I loved the last scene. It's a delightful parallel to Aryal's opening scene, and you'll fall in love with Quentin all over again.

Kinked can be read as a standalone book. However, you'll enjoy it more if you've read the series. References are made to events in Dragon Bound and Lord's Fall. The series is listed below in reading order.

Happy reading!

The Elder Races series:

Book 1
Dragon Bound
Book 2
Storm's Heart
Book 3
Serpent's Kiss
Novella 3.5
True Colors
Book 4
Oracle's Moon
Novella 4.5
Natural Evil
Novella 4.6
Devil's Gate
Novella 4.7
Hunter's Season
Book 5
Lord's Fall
Novella 5.5
The Wicked
Book 6
Novella 6.5
Dragos Takes a Holiday

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